Steve Mncube on Farming Development

There is wealth of information that covers indigenous knowledge in stories of violent confrontation in African tribes that were scattered through out Africa . The most significance is that of Shaka the Zulu and Moshoeshoe . The two kings show a contrasting style of dealing with violence . Shaka on one hand used violent usurpation

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A look at Literature

Literature depicts situations specific to given societies. Temporality and spatiality (time and space) provide artists their setting. The particular is applied, however, to express the universal. The appeal of literary works beyond their specific cultural or historical settings is often a result of subject matter choice. Human emotions, which provide most artists their subject matter,

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June – Youth Month

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. With government having declared 2011 as the year of job creation, the focus of this year’s Youth Month commemoration will be on youth empowerment and participation in the country’s socio- economic activities/priorities, job creation, health, fighting crime, rural development and education. Linked to that,

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Why education is important

Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%. 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills.

ICT ‘Key to African Growth, Development’

For Africa to embark on a higher growth and development trajectory, it must find ways of encouraging foreign investment in information and communication technology while developing its own ICT skills and infrastructure, says President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was addressing the inaugural ICT Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday. The three-day event,

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World Teacher’s Day – 5 October 2011

UNESCO inaugurated 5 October as World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development across the globe. What are your school memories with your teachers?